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June 27, 2017

3 heart-healthy salad dressing recipes

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It’s hot, it’s humid. Are you dreading turning on your stove for dinner?

 

Let us save you some misery with three delicious summer salad dressing recipes that can be made in minutes — and pack far fewer calories and fat than their off-the-shelf equivalents. Toss with greens and other veggies from the farmers market and enjoy!

 

Raspberry Vinaigrette

This slightly sweet dressing is a delicious complement to a spinach salad. Try it with fresh berries and toasted almonds for a heart-healthy treat.

Ingredients:

⅓ cup canola oil
¼ cup raspberry balsamic vinegar
2 tablespoons orange juice
2 tablespoons raspberry preserves (low sugar or sugar-free work fine)
Optional: ¼ cup fresh raspberries or strawberries

Directions:

Combine all ingredients in a food processor.

Puree until smooth.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving: Serving size: 2 tablespoons. Calories: 96. Total fat: 9 grams. Saturated fat: 0.6 grams. Sodium: 2.5 milligrams. Total carbohydrate: 5.1 grams. Dietary fiber: 0.25 grams. Protein: <0.1 gram.

 

Buttermilk Ranch

This dressing is great over a green salad, as a dip for raw veggies or drizzled over a sandwich.  It is a great alternative to the typical high-fat bottled ranch dressings.

Ingredients:

½ cup low-fat buttermilk
¼ cup low-fat mayonnaise
2 to 3 tablespoons white vinegar
1 clove finely chopped fresh garlic
Salt and pepper
Optional: ¼ cup finely chopped fresh dill or chives

Directions:

Combine all ingredients in a large mixing bowl.

Whisk until smooth.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving: Serving size: 2 tablespoons. Calories: 31.3. Total fat: 2.65 grams. Saturated fat: 0.5 grams. Sodium: 67 milligrams. Total carbohydrate: 1.75 grams. Dietary fiber: <0.1 gram. Protein: 0.7 gram.

 

Dijon Vinaigrette

Enjoy this fresh dressing on salads, as a marinade for grilled vegetables or drizzled on summer tomatoes.

Ingredients:

½ cup olive oil (extra virgin is best)
½ cup red wine vinegar
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
3 cloves finely chopped garlic
Juice of ¼ fresh lemon
Optional: Finely chopped fresh herbs, such as tarragon, basil, dill and rosemary

Directions:

Combine all ingredients in a covered jar or salad dressing bottle.

Shake until all ingredients are blended.

3 heart-healthy salad dressing recipes

3 easy heart-healthy salad dressings that you can make in seconds? YES, PLEASE. For the recipes, click here: http://www.mysouthernhealth.com/3-heart-healthy-salad-dressing-recipes/

Опубликовано Vanderbilt Health 27 июня 2017 г.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving: Serving size 2 tablespoons. Calories: 122. Total fat: 13.5 grams. Saturated fat: 1.8 grams. Sodium: 15.5 milligrams. Total carbohydrate: 0.6 gram. Dietary fiber: <0.1 gram. Protein: <0.1 gram.

 

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Salads, Dinner

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